Pamela trained as an art therapist in Vancouver and has worked in Canada, Malaysia and Ireland. She is a member of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists and the British Association of Art Therapists and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. She is the founding co-editor of Polyphony: Journal of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists and past editor of the Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal. She also served on the editorial board of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.
Pamela has written chapters for the books Materials and Media in Art Therapy, Art Therapy and Postmodernism, Found Objects in Art Therapy, Bridging the Creative Arts Therapies and Arts in Health and Ecopoiesis: A New Perspective for the Expressive and Creative Arts Therapies in the 21st Century. She has also written editorials and articles on environmental art therapy, visual culture, festival art therapy and art therapy pedagogy.
Pamela has been a conference keynote speaker for the Canadian Art Therapy Association and the Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists and a visiting artist at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She is interested in contemporary art and creative health, art therapy in museums and galleries, environmental art therapy, the walking studio, and the art of gatherings.
Pamela is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and has achieved a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice, Ulster University.